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What You Need to Know About Bedwetting (Enuresis) and How To Stop It

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Enuresis is a common problem that affects more than 5 million children in the United States alone. When a child empties their bladder at an inappropriate time and/or place it is called incontinence, but when incontinence happens during the night it is classified as enuresis. Enuresis can be embarrassing, stressful, and can even cause extreme anxiety in children, which can then cause tension within the family. While most children will outgrow enuresis, it’s still important to know the different causes and possible treatment options to discuss with your doctor.

Common Causes

Doctors now believe that the majority of enuresis cases are caused by one, or a combination of the following four conditions.

Uncommon Causes

While the following causes aren't very common reasons for enuresis, they do serve as a reminder to get enuresis symptoms and issues checked by a doctor.

Treatment Options

 

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"When Bed-Wetting Becomes A Problem." Nation Kidney Foundation. Web. 30 Dec. 2014.